Your baby’s 44th week
Your little explorer is now likely to pull herself up to a standing position and will begin to “cruise” from one piece of furniture to another. She’ll begin to alternate feet and “walk” if you offer encouragement and physical support by holding both of her hands. More advanced exploration is also possible, as she learns to scale and climb furniture and other obstacles.
Expect frequent tumbles and falls as she learns to balance more effectively. Take care to babyproof your house. Soft, cushioned, corner guards on sharp table and furniture edges and securely installed gates will help keep her safe. Take a second glance at drawers and cabinets now too. Little fingers will be able to reach higher than before. Now that she can stand up be sure to move heavy, hot or otherwise dangerous objects at least 12 inches away from table and counter edges so they’re safely out of reach of curious hands.